There has been a great deal of debate in Chicago on which team the Hawks would rather face. The Sharks wrapped up their round 1 series and will no doubt be watching the Wings / Ducks Game 7 tonight along with the Chicago Blackhawks.
If the Red Wings win, they will play the Hawks, if not, the Sharks will be the the Hawks round 2 opponent. It’s debatable which team the Hawks will have a better match up with, but for them it’s win, win.
The Blackhawks completed a season sweep of both teams, 3-0-0 against the Sharks, and 4-0-0 against the Red Wings. Most fans and analysts have just been going off those numbers, as if the extra win makes the Wings an easier team to face.
The fact is, the Wings are red hot leading up to Sunday night’s game and if they advance, they will have colossal momentum going into round 2. Probably not enough to beat the Hawks, but enough to make them a tougher opponent than the Sharks. Their leaders, Datsyuk and Zetterberg are playing out of their minds.
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